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lesson 22
1 hour

Assessment: Who Bears the Most Responsibility for the Tragedy?


In this End-of-Unit Assessment, students craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay presenting an argument in response to the question of which character bears the most responsibility for the tragedy of Macbeth. Students review their annotated text, lesson Quick Writes, discussion notes, homework notes, and tools to organize their ideas. Students then develop their arguments with supporting claims based on relevant evidence and valid reasoning. For homework students either prepare for a presentation of their argument or reread two scenes from Act 1 in Macbeth that feature the Witches, depending on whether they move on to 10.4.2 Lesson 23a or 10.4.2 Lesson 23.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 22. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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